Scottish Salmon Co. lands rival

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
July 19, 2010

The Scottish Salmon Co. on Tuesday announced that it acquired West Minch Salmon Ltd., an independent salmon-farming company in the Outer Hebrides in northwest Scotland.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

As part of the deal, 11 farm sites in South Harris, North Uist and Benbecula will be transferred to the Scottish Salmon Co., which represents about 20 percent of Scotland’s salmon production.

“West Minch Salmon has a worldwide reputation for producing excellent quality salmon, and this is an important deal for the Scottish Salmon Co. as we continue to build the company on high environmental standards, taste, freshness and the provenance of our stock,” said Scottish Salmon Co. CEO Mike Corbett.

The acquisition, part of a larger goal to create a sustainable business in the Hebrides and develop the Hebridean Brand, is the latest in a series of moves for the Scottish Salmon Co.

The company, which has undergone much restructuring over the past 18 months, last week announced that it changed its name from Lighthouse Caledonia to build on the reputation of Scottish salmon.

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